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Citation Guide

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in research papers.

How to Cite PRINT BOOKS

 MLA Book Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Year.

Examples:
Ermann, M . David, Mary B. Williams, and Michael S. Shauf, eds. Computers, Ethics, and Society. Oxford UP, 1997.

Odell, Lee, et al. Elements of Language. Holt, 2001.

Sternberg, Elaine. Just Business: Business Ethics in Action. 2nd ed., Oxford UP, 2000.

Utah Association of Counties. Utah County Facts Book. Utah Association of Counties, 1981.

How to Cite Chapter in BOOKS

MLA Chapter or Authored Section of an Edited Book/ebook Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Title of Chapter." Title of Book, edition, edited by Editor's name(s), Publisher, Year, Pages.

Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Title of Article." Title of Book: Subtitle of Book, edited by Editor's name(s). Publisher, Year, Pages. Online Source, URL. Date of access.

Examples:
Grealy, Lucy. "Fear Itself." The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose, 7th ed, edited by Tammy Roberts, et al., Broadview, 2002, pp. 450-61.

Jorgansen, Jeana. "Strategic Silences: Voiceless Heroes in Fairy Tales." A Quest of Her Own: Essays on the Female Hero in Modern Fantasy, edited by Lori M. Campbell, McFarland, 2014, pp 15-34. Ebrary, site.ebrary.com/lib/vcsu/reader.action?ppg=24&docID=10882871&tm=1478711871861. Accessed 9 Nov. 2016.

How to Cite eBOOKS

MLA eBook Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented
Follow the format for print books up to the publication year. Then, include: Database name, URL. Date of access.
 
Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. Title. Publisher, Year. Database name, URL. Date of access.
 
Example:
McNeil, W. K. Ozark Country. University of Mississippi Press, 1995. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), library.vcsu.edu:2443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=22260&site=ehost-live. Accessed 9 Dec. 2015.